Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver
The IMF the World Bank and the WTO all work in concert with thier capitalist owners to ensure that no developing country does what you suggest. Western democracys cannot even feed themselves without rapeing the third world. Much of the food crisis is manufactured to exert dominion over the have nots, this is a fundemental of warfare and war is the linch pin enterprise of capitalism. The neo-liberal disease of disaster capitalism and war is sweeping the globe right now. Forget America except for thier bloated military they are already finished as #1.
That is true, the western world has made it hard to farm in the third world.
You know how they did it? They overproduced cheap food that the third world couldn't compete with, there just wasn't the world demand.
So now that food prices are higher and there is a demand, guess what? The third world is free to rake in huge profits , cultivate their land and crawl out of poverty, because of biofuels.
Hurray for Biofuels. They provide an answer to the problem of western farm subsidies AND the fuel shortage in one go.
The great thing is, food is so easy to make. You buy seeds plant them, grow them, save some , plant again next year.
With low food prices it meant you had to use GM seeds to get a high enough yield to compete, now with higher food prices, good ole traditional agriculture that anyone can do, is viable again.